Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

CRRC is supplying 152 metro cars for Boston's Orange Line.

CRRC metro cars on their way to Boston

15 Nov 2017

USA: The first four CRRC metro cars for Boston’s Orange Line are on their way to the USA from the company’s factory in Changchun, having arrived at the port of Shanghai on November 14. In 2014 CRRC MA won a $430·2m contract to ... more

Turkish rolling stock local content requirement published

13 Nov 2017

TURKEY: Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım published a notice on November 7 stipulating that all urban rail vehicles for Turkey must have at least 51% local content. This requirement covers metro trains, trams, light rail vehicles, ... more

RER proposal in Moscow transport investment plans

13 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has announced that the city plans to spend 550bn roubles per year on transport projects in 2018-20. Planned projects include the development of an RER-style network by providing links ... more

Final civils contract awarded for Singapore CCL6

10 Nov 2017

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded the final civils contract for the Circle Line 6 project, it announced on November 10. The Singapore branch of China State Construction Engineering Corp won the S$205m contract for ... more

EIB lends €200m to Madrid Metro

10 Nov 2017

SPAIN: Metro de Madrid announced on November 10 that it had been granted a €200m loan by the European Investment Bank. Being provided over a period of three years on what the metro says are ‘very advantageous’ terms, the ... more

The proposed orbital urban railway around Toshkent is to be built to metro rather than suburban rail standards.

Toshkent to build elevated orbital metro

09 Nov 2017

UZBEKISTAN: The proposed orbital urban railway around Toshkent is to be built to metro rather than suburban rail standards, the government has decided after evaluating technical studies compiled by transport institute ... more

Tunnelling has been completed on the London Underground’s Northern Line extension.

Northern Line extension tunnelling completed

08 Nov 2017

UK: Tunnelling on the London Underground’s Northern Line extension was completed on November 8, when tunnel boring machine Amy broke through at Kennington. Amy began tunnelling in May, following sister machine Helen the ... more

Hyundai Rotem to supply Ahmedabad metro train fleet

08 Nov 2017

INDIA: Hyundai Rotem announced on November 7 that it had been awarded a 177·1bn won contract to supply 32 three-car trainsets for the Ahmedabad metro. Deliveries from Rotem’s Changwon plant are due to take place between April ... more

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has terminated the contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro Red Line.

Stockholm metro resignalling contract terminated

08 Nov 2017

SWEDEN: A contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro’s Red Line was unilaterally terminated by transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik on November 7. ‘There are fundamental shortcomings in Ansaldo STS's ... more